American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, to reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse heavy material made of jute, flax, hemp, or manila, and used for wrappings and in upholstery: commonly in the plural.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A coarse fabric, made of jute or hemp, used for bagging; also, a finer variety of similar material, used for curtains, etc.
- n. coarse jute fabric
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A sleepy Anna gazes longingly at Ping's empty bed as if thinking "Oh the fun we had, draping each other in burlap and rolling down Madison Avenue!”
“A hideous figure clothed in burlap and with an exploded head reclined in the seat.”
“Then I wrap it in burlap for a bit of shelter and concealment.”
“Bayou La Batre, Ala., to Galveston, Tex., he became known as the burlap-sack guy.”
“I have several that haven’t bloomed well, despite being wrapped in burlap over winter.”
“Polish artist Piotr Uklański, for example, is showing a 40-foot-wide, untitled burlap curtain with patches of colorful fabric that evoke American folk art.”
“I did a paper on torture in college and I can never forget the worst ones: the glass tube shoved into the penis and then broken while the tortured person is forced to drink glass after glass of water, the legs encased in a vise and put in a burlap sack and then pounded with hammers until the burlap is the only thing holding them together.”
“The park includes a sandpit, cascading water channel, rope climbing structure, and loose parts -- such as burlap bags, buckets, shovels, brooms, carts and fabric.”
“With-a-Why, when he saw which way the wind was blowing, switched allegiance from the Alice in Wonderland group to the Star Wars gang by putting some kind of burlap garment over his Cheshire cat outfit and grabbing a light saber.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘burlap’.
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